With the Government and the Law Commission seemingly in favour of the use of electronic signatures, it is only a matter of time before the property law industry puts down its pens and embraces the paperless revolution?

Although many practitioners are reluctant to advise clients to enter into commercial transactions on the basis of e-signatures, it seems inevitable that the disruption caused by the Covid-19 outbreak will result in a considerable increase in their use.

The end of ink is nigh is available to read on the EG website via subscription. 

Pieter is a senior associate in the real estate team. He advises on a broad range of commercial real estate transactions, including the acquisition and disposal of investment assets, landlord and tenant matters, development and real estate finance.

Jack is a trainee in the real estate team. Jack studied Law LLB at Cardiff University, subsequently completing the LPC and Law & Business MSc at the University of Law in London.